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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Space Sustainability Trends 2020/2021 and Beyond

by Dr. Olga Stelmakh-Drescher and Prof. Steven Freeland Space Sustainability is the crucial requirement for a long-term and effective operational space environment. Being highly multifaceted, it has many interdependent and complementary constituent elements, facets and vectors – it is an enabler of continuous and unconditionally safe activities in space, as well as a driver of change as regards …

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Space Café Recap: “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #02”- Quantum Technologies

In this Space Cafè “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #2”, Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin based Political-Military Society, President of Euro Défense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany talked with his guests about the Implication for Security & Defence coming with quantum technologies. His guests in this …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Mahmoud Abu Wasel on a new space initiative

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Mahmoud Abu Wasel, Vice-President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice talked about the new space initiative of the institute. With the rapid increase in the private sectors race to space and governments attempting to keep up, we are witnessing the new age of the …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Let your dreams take flight!

by Aaron Popich I am a student ambassador for One Giant Leap Australia and an Australian Air Force Cadet. I recently had the opportunity to attend Space Camp in the U.S.A. It was an incredible opportunity in itself, and I learnt a lot from being there. However, the greatest spinoff …

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Blue Origin close to human space flight with 14th New Shepard test

Paris, 15 January 2021. – Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed back its 14th New Shepard test vehicle and also brought back the capsule intended to offer human trips to the edge of space. The New Shepard lifted off from Blue Origin’s West Texas test site yesterday, …

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Japan joins Artemis mission with Gateway contribution

Paris, 14 January 2021. – Japans joins: The country’s space agency JAXA will cooperate with NASA on the lunar Gateway, the outpost planned to orbit the Moon, NASA said. Japan will provide several capabilities for the Gateway’s International Habitation module (I-Hab), which will provide the heart of Gateway life support capabilities and …

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U.S. Space Command to move from Colorado to Alabama

Paris, 14 January 2021. – Going to Huntsville: the U.S. Space Command will move its headquarters from Colorado to Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey announced. The headquarters will be at Huntsville’s Redstone Arsenal, the Republican Governor Ivey announced, bringing reportedly 1600 jobs to Alabama. The location was chosen over five other …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The story behind Estée Lauder’s payload to the ISS

by Jose Salgado On June 2019, NASA presented the Interim Directive for the use of the ISS for commercial and marketing activities, which makes available 5% of the agency’s annual allocation of crew resources and cargo capability for commercial non-R&D use. Using this new Directive, the cosmetic company Estée Lauder …

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FCC allows SpaceX to put ten Starlink satellites in lower orbit

Paris, 12 January 2021. – Ten is okay: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted SpaceX to launch ten Starlink satellites into polar orbit. SpaceX had requested to operate nearly 350 satellites in lower orbit and modify its licenses accordingly; the FCC deferred that part of the application. “(W) …

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Boeing to power ISS with six more solar arrays

Paris, 12 January 2021. – More power: Boeing provides six more solar arrays to the International Space Station (ISS) to increase the orbiting laboratory’s power supply, the company said. The modification to Boeing’s ISS sustainment contract with NASA calls for Boeing to deliver six additional solar arrays to NASA for …

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